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“Panther” Joe Malcewicz Signed Sepia Photo & Wrestling Ad

Lot Number 578

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Get a hold on this vintage wrestling lot. Presented is a rare 7-1/2” x 9-1/2” sepia tone photograph singed by “Panther” Joe Malcewicz (d.1962). This photo presents a sharp image and retains very nice original gloss with moderate signs of wear including a 4” tape repair near the right edge which does affect the image. The signature displays a nice (“8”) quality and follows a personalized salutation. Accompanying this photo is a four page Denver Post supplementary advertisement touting Joe Malcewicz as the “World’s Greatest Wrestler”. This supplement displays vivid lettering with age appropriate signs of wear including fold lines and a 2-1/2” tear on the back page which do not detract from the item's appeal. No authenticity due to lack of exemplars;

This lot hails from the archives of Stanley Warzala, one of the pioneering sports autograph seekers. Warzala hailed from Utica, New York and was a noteworthy boxer in that area. Having idolized Stanley The Michigan Assassin Ketchel who met an untimely demise in 1910, Warzala fought under the name “Stanley Ketchell” to honor his hero.

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